Tiffany Taste by John Loring

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Although basically a showcase for Tiffany's lavish products, this volume nonetheless offers enticing, full-page color photographs and diversionary entertainment fantasies. Loring (coauthor of The New Tiffany Table Settings, design director and senior vice-president of Tiffany & Co., offers 44 photographic variations combining recipes, ambience and, of course, Tiffany patterns for ultimate effect. In a Texas ranch house, the author serves up a table setting in which "Tiffany gold-and-enamel bracelets . . . are used as napkin rings" because "Texans will be Texans." Bottles of Chanel No. 5 perfume grace a crowded marble table in the office of the American president of Chanel Kitty D'Alessio, where a lunch of grilled sole, followed by fresh cantaloupe sherbet is served. The author imagines the satirist Jonathan Swift eating in solitary splendor at the head of his table in the Deanery of St. Patrick's Cathedral in Dublin in 1729: "Could the stuffed roast chickens suggest the roast Irish infants Dr. Swift is about to mockingly propose to the English?"
 

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John Loring is the former New York Bureau Chief of Architectural Digest and a contributing writer for over 30 years, and is the former Design Director for Tiffany & Co. He has written over 25 books on style and social history. A graduate of Yale University, Loring completed four years of graduate studies at the ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris, and has an honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts degree from Pratt Institute.
 
Published September 3, 1986 by Doubleday. 223 pages
Genres: Cooking. Non-fiction

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Prefacing the series of full-page photographs with a rather sedate history of the watch, Loring explains how advances in industrial science after the Civil War enabled Tiffany, with the help of Swiss-based Patek Philippe, to produce watches of both technological and social cachet.

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Loring (coauthor of The New Tiffany Table Settings, design director and senior vice-president of Tiffany & Co., offers 44 photographic variations combining recipes, ambience and, of course, Tiffany patterns for ultimate effect.

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